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Slings & arrows. / Season 1

Author: Sari FriedlandDaniel IronPeter WellingtonMark McKinneySusan Coyne; et al; All authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based in a fictional Canadian town where legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Television series
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television comedies
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sari Friedland; Daniel Iron; Peter Wellington; Mark McKinney; Susan Coyne; Bob Martin; Paul Gross; Stephen Ouimette; Martha Burns; Don McKellar; Rachel McAdams; Luke Kirby; Jennifer Irwin; Rhombus Media (Firm); Movie Network.; Acorn Media (Firm); et al
ISBN: 1569388288 9781569388280
OCLC Number: 70009823
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast on television in 2003.
Contains all 6 episodes from the first season.
Special features: bloopers; deleted & extended scenes; production notes; cast filmographies; credits; lyrics to "Cheer up Hamlet" & "Call the understudy."
Credits: Score, Ron Sures ; editor, Christopher Donaldson ; director of photography, Rudolph Blahacek ; series created by Susan Coyne, Bob Martin, Mark McKinney ; based on a concept by Susan Coyne, Tecca Crosby ; songs by Greg Morrison, Lisa Lambert, Bob Martin.
Cast: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Rachel McAdams, Luke Kirby, Jennifer Irwin, Susan Coyne, Sean Cullen, Graham Harley, Michael Polley, Sabrina Grdevich, Marcia Bennett, Matt FitzGerald, Catherine Fitch, Rothaford Gray, Don McKellar, Mark McKinney.
Awards: Gemini Awards, 2004: Best performance by an actor in a continuing leading dramatic role (Gross); Best performance by an actress in a featured supporting role in a dramatic series (McAdams)
Target Audience: Recommended for mature audiences.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 276 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Volume 1. Episode 1: Oliver's dream ; Ep. 2: Geoffrey's return ; Ep. 3: Madness in great ones --
Vol. 2. Ep. 4: Outrageous fortune ; Ep. 5: A mirror up to nature ; Ep. 6: Playing the swan.
Other Titles: Slings & arrows (Television program).
Slings and arrows
Responsibility: producers, Sari Friedland, Daniel Iron ; written by Susan Coyne, Bob Martin, Mark McKinney ; directed by Peter Wellington ; Rhombus Media Inc. ; produced in association with the Movie Network ... [et al.].
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Based in a fictional Canadian town where legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey attempts to reconcile with his past while wrestling the Festival back from the marketing department. Despite a bitter leading lady, a clueless leading man, and a scheming General Manager, he manages to stage a remarkable production of Hamlet; the play that drove him mad.

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